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Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Foundry

 
 
Foundry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 6, 2018
1. Foundry Marker
Inscription.  The Foundry was critical to the mission of the National Gun Factory and consisted of the Steel Foundry, Brass Foundry, Brass Casting Cleaning Shop, and Smelting Plant. Constructed in 1913, the Steel Foundry was the largest of the structures and produced castings in steel, iron, and non-ferrous metals ranging in weight from one ounce to several tons. Massive furnaces within the Steel Foundry could produce a maximum of 100 tons of steel every 24 hours.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 38° 52.41′ N, 77° 0.152′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on Water Street Southeast near 3rd Street Southeast, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Water Street Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lumber Shed - Form and Function (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lumber Shed Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Pumping Station (about 300 feet away); Lumber Shed - Movement of Materials
Foundry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 6, 2018
2. Foundry Marker
(about 300 feet away); Clean Rivers Project (about 400 feet away); Play (about 400 feet away); Radio Towers (about 400 feet away); Boiler House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 6, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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